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Friday, September 17, 2021

Public health experts recommend an annual flu shot, and are worried a "twindemic" with Covid-19 could further burden health care facilities this year.

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I got one last year, no problemo. I've missed maybe 2 in the last 15 years or so.

Of course, this year I understand drinking turpentine cures the flu, so...

#1 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-09-17 02:32 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

No need.

Seasonal flu is extinct.

There were 1500 cases in the 2020-2021 flu season. Down from between 39,000,000-56,000,000 in 2019-2020.

But if you are going to get it, you may as well get vaccinated against Yellow Fever, Rabies, and the Bubonic Plague.

And all of the other things that are far more dangerous than the flu.

#2 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-09-17 02:53 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Shut up loser or post your medical certifications online. Like we need more dumb@ss idiots posting moronic crap.

"Yellow Fever, Rabies, and the Bubonic Plague."

Ok, I'll bite - how many hundreds of thousands have died from those in the past 3 months? HUH? WAITING ON YOU, DUMBFUQ.

#3 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-09-17 02:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#2 | Posted by madbomber

What a stupid post.

We know exactly why flu cases were down last year: people staying at home during the onset of the pandemic and being uber cautious when they went out.

Duh

#4 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-09-17 03:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

How many have died of the flu in the past three months?

#5 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-09-17 03:24 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

The past three months that are historically next to nothing influenza wise?

What's the point of asking that question?

#6 | Posted by jpw at 2021-09-17 03:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"What a stupid post. We know exactly why flu cases were down last year: people staying at home during the onset of the pandemic and being uber cautious when they went out."

Really?

Staying home resulted in a 99.996% decrease in flu cases?

OK.

Would it be safe to assume that prohibiting human interaction would have had a similar effect on other contagious diseases?

#7 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-09-17 03:36 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"The past three months that are historically next to nothing influenza wise? What's the point of asking that question?"

Maybe legallyyourdead will chime in and answer.

#8 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-09-17 03:38 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Will the anti-vax crowd step up for a flu shot, or declare some conspiracy, claiming that the wonderful flu shot has been tainted with the Covid vaccine? Let's consult the crazy contingent of GOP congress critters for an answer...

#9 | Posted by catdog at 2021-09-17 05:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

We know exactly why flu cases were down last year: people staying at home during the onset of the pandemic and being uber cautious when they went out.

Duh

#4 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY

Isn't it amazing that the most obvious factual explanations never occur to these baby brain conservatives?

#10 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-09-17 08:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Seasonal flu is extinct."

*Citation Needed

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-17 09:50 PM | Reply

#11

Fair point.

It's not extinct. There were still 1500 cases.

It's just down by 99.996%

#12 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-09-18 02:37 AM | Reply

Madbomber does have a point.

The flu used to kill many people. But it wasnt required then to get a shot. Many people were against it. Until the main stream media found out you could control a populace like this.

#13 | Posted by boaz at 2021-09-18 07:08 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

Oppositional defiance disorder on display.

#14 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-09-18 07:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Apparently the geniuses in number 12 and number 13 believe we should simply stop trying to prevent pandemics.

#15 | Posted by cbob at 2021-09-18 07:42 AM | Reply

"There were still 1500 cases."

Surely you're aware flu infects birds and pigs too

Are you counting those cases?

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-18 08:42 AM | Reply

"The flu used to kill many people. But it wasnt required then to get a shot."

It's not required now to get a shot.

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-18 08:43 AM | Reply

"Are you counting those cases?"

No sir.

The CDC does not provide that information.

That I know of.

#18 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-09-18 10:47 AM | Reply

Has the CDC declared flu is no more, since you're citing them as your source of truth?

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-18 10:51 AM | Reply

"Has the CDC declared flu is no more, since you're citing them as your source of truth?"

The CDC says it still exists.

It's just declined by 99.996% in the last year or so.

But no disease is ever really extinct.

Rabies is the one that scares me.

You catch rabies, your best bet is to quickly eat a bullet.

#20 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-09-18 02:07 PM | Reply

We should all be getting Rabies vaccinations.

#21 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-09-18 02:10 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"The CDC says it still exists."

So why do you say "Seasonal flu is extinct?"
???

#22 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-18 02:31 PM | Reply

"control a populace"

You know how you "control a populace"? Fill the hospitals with idiots so your healthcare system collapses.

#23 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-09-18 03:21 PM | Reply

"You catch rabies, your best bet is to quickly eat a bullet."

#20 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER

Wear a mask so no one sees you foaming at the mouth, Ol' Yeller.

#24 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-09-18 03:22 PM | Reply

Madbomber does have a point.
The flu used to kill many people. But it wasnt required then to get a shot. Many people were against it. Until the main stream media found out you could control a populace like this.

#13 | POSTED BY BOAZ

The only thing you're doing here is proving you don't understand log scales.

Only pandemic influenza has ever killed close to the number of people that have been killed by COVID.

So no, he doesn't have a point at all.

Oh, and BTW, many industries, especially healthcare, require yearly influenza vaccinations.

So sorry but your "many people" control -------- is just that---------.

#25 | Posted by jpw at 2021-09-18 04:21 PM | Reply

#21 How many people in the US die of rabies per year in the US?
1-3.
Giving 100s of millions of people a vaccine with known side effects to prevent 1-3 deaths is spectacularly stupid.

#26 | Posted by bored at 2021-09-18 04:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

One reason we don't see a lot of rabies cases is we drop baits that contain the vaccine, for wild animals to eat.

Wasteful government spending, according to Conservatives, Independents, and "Liberals."

If people don't want rabies, they should stay at home to minimize their exposure. It's not government's job to protect you from rabies any more than they should protect you from COVID-19.

#27 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-18 05:40 PM | Reply

"If your doctor suspects rabies, they'll begin treatment with the rabies vaccine -- postexposure prophylaxis (PEP).
The vaccine is always successful if it's given immediately after exposure."

Always Successful

#28 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-09-19 01:46 PM | Reply

Rabies is the one that scares me.

You catch rabies, your best bet is to quickly eat a bullet.

#20 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER

Or the rabies shot series ... .

#29 | Posted by jpw at 2021-09-19 03:47 PM | Reply

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